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It’s the autumn knack tomorrow

If you’re in the Wellington region, you’ve probably noticed that the weather has changed decidedly over the last two weeks. I guess there is no denying now that autumn is upon us. But that’s not all bad news, because it also means that it’s time for the autumn knack.

Once again Justine and her team have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a great fair, and tomorrow is the big day. According to metservice, it should be a stunning day tomorrow in Wellington, all the better to browse the outside stalls. Of course, you don’t want to spend too long out in those rays, so make sure you pop inside too – because that’s where I’ll be!

The autumn knack last year was my first ever market experience. I’ve been at every knack market since, and I’m really happy that I’ll be there again tomorrow. I hope to see lots of you there, and if you’ve got a stall there too, I hope you have a wonderful day!

2010 autumn knack flier
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I <3 Felt Wednesday - 10 March 2010

It’s well and truly time for another I <3 Felt Wednesday Showcase. I've been so busy sewing for markets recently, that my wardrobe is looking a little sad and dated. I've started a side project to update my look (check out www.handmakemeover.wordpress.com if you’re interested in seeing my progress – and helping to keep me motivated by commenting 🙂 ). But I also need some new clothes now. So I’ve been busy browing what’s available in the Clothing > Womenswear category on Felt. Here are a few of my favourites:

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I <3 Markets

It’s been a busy weekend, and the weeks leading up to it too! This weekend I was at both Craft2.0 on Saturday, and the Newtown fair on Sunday, and I met so many lovely people at both of them.

I’m working on getting my Felt and Etsy stores up to date at the moment, but in the meantime, if you are keen to check out images of what I’ve been working on, I’m getting photos loaded on The Sewphist’s Facebook Fan page as quickly as possible. You can see excerpts below at the bottom of this page, or click here to go directly to my photo galleries.

If you see anything that you’d like that I don’t have listed on either of my shops yet, drop me a line and I’ll set one up for you.

<3 Elisabeth

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Wednesday = I <3 Felt Showcase 18 Feb 10

Tonight I decided to check out some of the artworks that are available for sale on felt.co.nz. Here are some of my favourites from my browsing through the art category.

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Island Bay Festival Market

Just a quick update to let you know that if you’re in Wellington this weekend, the place to be is Island Bay. The Island Bay Festival runs from 13 – 21 Feb, and on Sunday 14 Feb there’s a market.

I’m going to be there, sharing a stall with Kate from Stitchlips. So put on your sunhat this Sunday, head along to The Esplanade, and don’t forget to drop by and say hi!

And now I better get back to sewing!

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Just checking in!

Oops, I didn’t get a chance to to a Wednesday Felt Showcase this week. Next week, I promise!

In the meantime, I’ve been shopping for some new fabrics for making notebook covers and tote bags. My stash is growing at an alarming rate, so I need to remember that holidays are over and start sewing again! I would post pictures of the new fabric, but the connection between the camera and laptop is playing up today. 🙁

Anyway, I promise I’ll have made something new by the end of this week. Promise!

Also, I’m itching to do a giveaway over on The Sewphist’s Facebook Fan page. I’ve been promising to do it as soon as I get to 100 fans, but those last three are eluding me! So, if you haven’t yet, mosey on over there and become a fan. There’s a link at the bottom of the page. Go on, you know you want to. It’ll put you in the draw for a reusable notebook cover (two to be given away!)

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Wednesday Felt Showcase – 06 Jan 10

Hello! It’s been a wee while, I was busy in the lead up to Christmas, and then I went away on a lovely holiday for 2 weeks. I really enjoyed myself road-tripping around the South Island with the hubbie. We saw some amazing things, including rare hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins coming in to shore for the night across a petrified forest! It doesn’t get much more magical than that.

I’m back home now, and raring to go for the new year. I haven’t made anything new for the shops yet, but I have been checking out what’s available from other lovely sellers on Felt.co.nz. Somehow I haven’t got around to making dinner yet tonight, so this showcase is dedicated to food-inspired craft!

<3

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Wednesday Felt Showcase – 09 Dec 09

So, there’s this new thing happening on Felt each Wednesday, where members showcase some of their favourite items.  It’s called “I <3 Felt”, and I’m playing for the first time this week.  Being a bit of a collector of notions, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this rose made from zips by zippitydooda, and I’ve taken it from there, with a collection of florally goodness from felt!

This showcase was created by The Sewphist.

Hopefully by next week I’ll have worked out how to make this look all pretty on my blog.  If you want to see it in the lovely Felt Showcase Format, check out my Facebook Fan page.

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Make it a handmade Christmas!

Here’s an idea: why not get all your Christmas shopping out of the way by the end of the first week of December?

With two great Craft Markets coming up in Wellington this week, it’ll be easily done!

There’s going to be a special pre-Christmas Craft2.0 at the Dowse on the evening of Thursday, 3 December 2009.  Come along and check out what all the best, lovely crafty people in Wellington have been up to.

 

Dec Craft2.0 at the Dowse
Dec Craft2.0 at the Dowse

 

Then next Saturday, 5 December will be the kristmas knack market.  The knack markets are a great fundraiser held at and supporting Berhampore school.  If you haven’t gone along to the knack yet, you should.  You’ll discover a wonderful community feel, many lovely crafters, great coffee, and the best darn paua fritters you’ve ever had!

 

kristmas knack flier
kristmas knack flier

I’ll be at both, with special stocking stuffer specials on my Notebook Covers!